Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:05pm
The Michigan women's lacrosse team is in the midst of its best season in the six-year history of the program.

In one season, the team that was once a cautionary tale on the difficulties of starting up a high-major lacrosse program from scratch has become a success story.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:38pm
Junior corner Ambry Thomas has impressed his coaches and teammates in spring practice.

But now, teammates and coaches say Thomas has stepped up his game and come on as a player who could be a major contributor on a secondary that has a lost several key contributors — including cornerbacks David Long and Brandon Watson.

“The sky is the limit for that guy”

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 7:38pm

Mike Sainristil got the ball on a crossing route at the 23-yard line, beat his defender and coasted into the end zone.

It was the first drive of Michigan’s Spring Game on Saturday, and though there was no real scoring, it wasn’t lost on the crowd that the freshman wide receiver had scored the opening touchdown — well, insofar as there are touchdowns in a no-tackle scrimmage.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:56pm
Redshirt junior kicker Quinn Nordin is in a competition for the starting job for the first time ever, after getting benched for Jake Moody last season.

But if there’s one player who hasn’t really faced a true positional battle in his time at Michigan, it’s redshirt junior kicker Quinn Nordin. For a season and a half, the job was his and it wasn’t really a question.

Now, though? He’s locked in a bona fide battle with sophomore Jake Moody, a battle Harbaugh called “neck and neck” on April 3.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:56pm
Senior running back Tru Wilson is excited for Josh Gattis' new offense.

In his meetings with the offense, Josh Gattis preaches a simple strategy: Just play football.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:58pm
Lavert Hill led Michigan's elite defensive-back corps in 2018, and the Wolverines project to have another strong unit in 2019.

The secondary enters 2019 facing a lot of question marks, and not just because of how the season ended.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:56pm
The early departure of Devin Bush to the NFL means that Michigan will have big shoes to fill at linebacker.

However, when Bush got injured and sat out the Peach Bowl, his absence proved that he was the true anchor of Michigan’s linebacking corps, leaving the Wolverines with a hole they struggled to fill. How others step up to fill that hole could determine how high Michigan’s ceiling is in 2019.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:53pm
The Michigan football team's offensive line demonstrated significant improvement between the 2017 season and the 2018 season.

Though Michigan loses Bushell-Beatty to graduation, Runyan, Bredeson and sophomore center Cesar Ruiz — an All-Big Ten Third Team honoree — will be back to anchor the unit in 2019. Warinner returns as well, hoping to bring consistency back to a program once known for its bruising offensive linemen.

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:04am

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Charles Matthews stood at the line and made the free-throw motion. He buried his head in his shirt for a second. Missed the first free throw. Bent his knees, stayed in that position for an extra beat as his teammates subbed out. Sunk the second free throw.

Then, he made his exit.

Matthews didn’t even see the crowd rise to its feet, applauding the captain who had done so much for the Michigan basketball program. He kept his head down.

“I know it was over with,” he said.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 6:07pm
Assistant coach Luke Yaklich has helped build Michigan into one of the nation's best defenses.

This will be the top two defensive teams in the country going at it, and Livers is as excited as anyone to be a part of it.